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. president obama seems very conflicted about what to do, and i'm not sure i can really blame him, but more and more cities and states are blaming obama care for cutting their government worker jobs and work hours. this ill-advised health care law is likely to cut more private sector jobs than the budget-cutting sequester. all of that and more coming up on "the kudlow report" coming up right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> first up tonight's speaker of the house john boehner says republicans will not shut down the government over obama care. cnbc's john harwood has that story for us. good evening, john. >> reporter: congress returns in just over two weeks to a huge fight over government spending and debt. with no agreement in sight between the white house and congressional republicans, both sides are trying to prepare the ground for the battle and the economic bus tour president obama today tried to rally public opinion against a possibility of a government shutdown aimed at his health care law. most recently there's been threats that we would shut down the government unless we agreed to roll back the
of folks were expecting president obama to come out and announce that they had decided to move forward unilaterally move forward without congressional approval, and that's not what he said. he said he has decided that military action is the right next step but that he is going to put the matter to a vote in congress, and of course we know in the past several days, more and more members of congress have been saying that they want a vote, and they think they deserve a vote before president obama actually launches any type of military strike, so it appears as though those voices have won in this case, so this will be put to a congressional vote. a couple things that stood out to me, craig. president obama saying that the chairman of the joint chiefs told him he is ready to move forward with military action, and that it's not necessarily time sensitive, that if this occurs in a month they would still be able to weaken assad's military capabilities. so that is one of the things that stood out. another thing, you didn't hear president obama say he was going to call congress back right now, a
to enforce a red line to protect an international norm, any decision by president obama to bomb syria will kill people. it will kill the guys working the nightschihift. people doing their jobs to put food on their family tables. daddy who went to work that morning will not be coming home because of what this president decides to do. the assad family will be okay, of course. the designers of that "vogue" magazine spread won't be angu h anguished by the sight of this thoroughly western family lying on the floor. no, the people who will die in an american cruise missile attack will be the working, praying little family people whose husbands do the scud work. war sucks. even in neat little bite-size act of war like the one that might come any day now. and, yet, and yet. how do we avoid this flagrant reality if we don't? those deciding in tehran right now whether to build a nuclear bomb are looking to see what the people in washington are doing. if we threaten the country, if it uses one weapon of mass destruction and goes ahead and ignores us, what worth does our threat hold against that
. he has done it to damascus, now he is doing it here. president obama today drew a red line here at home. any republican who tries to bring this country into the default, fails to pay interest on the national debt is the enemy. there will be no deals, the president says, no talks, no schmoozes, no bedtime stories, no nothing. you are cut off. america will pay its debts. it will not default. it will not destroy its credit in the world. and you can threaten. you can scream and yell, but the united states government will not fail in the bankruptcy because of this economic terrorism you on the right purport to be a political philosophy. well, the secretary of the treasury said it less dramatically this morning, but said it just as clearly. any attempt by the right wing to threaten this country with national default will be met with the strongest response, no deals. bashar al assad in damascus, but against those in this country who would jeopardize the country's financial strength. joining me right now are two political pros, democrat steve mcmahon, and republican john fayry. treasury
time about syria and about the difficult decision ahead of president obama as he weighs whether to take military action. good morning, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. >>> breaking news. president obama is meeting now as we speak with top advisers at the white house and if the president gives the green light to strike syria, he could end up doing it without congress and without america's steadfast a y ally. 8 in 10 said president obama should get congressional approval before any military strike. and some lawmakers say the president hasn't made the case. >> the constitution is very explicit on this. when you go to war, congress must authorize this. both the president and the vice president, once upon a time, before they became in power, understood this. >> the brsh aren't comiitish ar. headlines "the daily news." david cameron's stunning decision not to join the strike after a no vote by his parliament. >> have you spoken to president obama yet? have you apologized to him? >> i haven't spoken to him since the vote on the debate but i expect to speak to him the next day or so. i don't thi
. america has come a long way in 50 years. and the fact that barack obama is president of the united states means we can finish this journey toward what dr. king dreamed about. >> i can't help but think 50 years lighter all the things that martin luther king talked about are in place, racism, poverty, inequality. to see an african-american president up there in front of the lincoln memorial today. think about barack obama who had just turned 2 a few weeks prior when the speech was made. his mother and probably his grandparents were watching it, living in a segregated country where fire hoses were turned on americans. what a moment today. put the politics aside. to see that man 50 years later standing on the same step where martin luther king stood. >> it is amazing. wla last night he had a reception at the white house. when i waps standing in the east room and they brought in dr. king's sister and i saw the picture of george washington and looked at president obama it brought tears to my eyes. i was only 8 years old when the march happened. they never could have dreamed that the president o
obama declared that he is definitely, positively, without a doubt still considering his options. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed. i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken. in no event are we considering ne kind of military action that would involve boots on the ground that, would involve a long-term campaign, but we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act. >> now, just a short time before that, secretary kerry used language that sounded quite a bit more forceful as he gave the broad strokes outlining the evidence that the u.s. says it has on syria. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impugnity, even after the united states and our allies said no and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve. >> kerry also strongly indicated that the u.s. is willing to lead this effort after its
barack obama was born, to go on the freedom ride, black people and white people couldn't be seated on a bus or a train together to travel through the south. so can our children grow up and eir children grow up, they will not see those signs. the only place that they would see those signs would be in a book, in a museum, or on a video. >> do you see some of the same trappings of resentment and fear in our modern-day politics? is that what you're warning of when you see some of those forces coming back? >> well, i think there is some forces want to create this sense of fear. they think the country is moving too fast or maybe becoming too progressive. the country is not the same country. people coming together. and in a short time, the minority will be the majority. >> is there backlash that comes with that in your judgment? >> well, i think, as americans, we must be prepared to make the adjustment and not be afraid. be courageous. be embracive. embrace a change. >> as you look at dr. king's message 50 years ago and we remember that it was a march on washington for jobs and freedom, o
secretary jack lew on cnbc this morning said president obama will not negotiate over the debt ceiling bill and now it looks like a battle royal is brewing in washington, d.c. these stories and many more coming up in "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." in a major developing story, nbc news is reporting a strike against syria could come as early as thursday. aids say president obama and no longer questions if the syrian government used chemical weapons. the questions are what will the u.s. do and with who's help. nbc's richard engel joins us now from the turkey/syria border with all the latest details. good evening, richard. >> reporter: larry, syria is showing no signs by being deterred of all of this talk of military action. in fact, just yesterday there was another attack that rebels say used chemical agents. a white phosphorous attack that doctors say killed at least 12 people. white phosphorous technically isn't a chemical weapon, but it is illegal if it's used to kill people. it's a burning agent, a burning
officials say once they get the order they could be ready to go within hours but while obama administration officials continue to verbally hammer bashar al assad we're still waiting to get the hard evidence that he's responsible. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> reporter: another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but telling u.n. inspectors, get out of the way. >> and it's clear the security situation isn't safe for the team in syria. >> reporter: the defense secretary told the bbc u.s. ships are positioned, preparations complete. >> we are ready to go. >> reporter: and a defense official tells cnn if the president chooses the most limited option, it could be over in two to three days. cruise missiles could target syria's weapons launchers and command and control facilities, but that's it. >> the options we are considering are not about regime change. >> reporter: and this some say could backfire on the white house. >> it may give bas
could be the fallout? meanwhile, president obama getting pushback from overseas. we will tell you what one world leader is saying. and here in the u.s., protests already springing up across this country, with more planned for today. hello, everyone. it is high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." senior aides telling nbc news the white house is holding conference calls to brief senators on syria, possibly one of the last pieces of business before a military strike. nbc news has also learned all members of the house are invited to an in-person classified briefing on syria. it is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. meantime, one key democratic lawmaker tells msnbc he would like more information from the obama administration ahead of any potential strike. here's what congressman gregory meeks told me today. >> the facts are what the facts are. let us see what the facts are, let us make sure that we can relate those facts to all of the allies and to nato, et cetera, to get everybody on board. there's no need to rush into it. let the facts come out
at the white house with the latest. what's going on, jim? >> reporter: >> reporter: wolf, president obama did not touch on the situation at the lincoln memorial, though he did address some domestic political issues. it was a brief diversion for the president, who is facing one of the biggest foreign policy challenges during his second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n.
days, president obama's national security team will present him with its final detailed options. the administration is already making the case for taking action against syria. >> presidnt obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry accused the assad regime of gassing its own people and called it -- >> moral obscenity. >> reporter: if the president gives the order a senior defense officials says four navy destroyers in the mediterranean sea could execute a mission within hours. u.s. and british submarines are also likely nearby, all armed with cruise missiles. the extremely accurate tomahawks can be fired from 500 miles away, with an ability to change course in mid flight. the potential targets include the delivery systems that can be used to launch weapons, militia training camps being run by bashar al assad and most importantly, the syrian government's command and control centers. >> allahu akbar! >> reporter: they are not designed to o
room." >>> john, thanks very much. happening now, breaking news, the obama administration taking its strongest stance yet against syria. the secretary of state, john kerry, making it clear he has no doubt chemical weapons were used and there must be accountability. also, desperate efforts under way right now to save yosemite national park from an historic wildfire that's already scorched an area the size of chicago. and a rare interview with the oldest justice on the u.s. supreme court. why ruth bader ginsburg said this court is, quote, one of the most activist courts in history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> jarring words by secretary of state john kerry. the white house says there is very little doubt the syrian regime is responsible for that attack and president obama is now evaluating how the united states plans to respond. it all comes on the same day u.n. inspectors, despite sniper fire, managed to visit one of the ar
. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. this is what president obama had to say. >> when it comes to the economy, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social process and it's not enough to have a black president. >> on the mall, the birmingham alabama church was bombed in 1963 and four young black girls were killed. >>> today also marks another significant date in civil rights history. it was the day the body of emmitt till was found in mississippi. >>> an act of honesty caught on tape in northern new jersey. buddy's small lot was closed when a surveillance video shows four teens entering the store. instead of making off with batteries and ear phones, they leave carbon the counter, including sales tax. >> i think it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing and they easily could. >> it seems a malfunctioning door lock is to blame after emplo
was gaining momentum, there are now new calls for caution. dozens of u.s. lawmakers want president obama to seek formal authorization from congress before an attack. congressional leaders will be briefed by the administration during the next hour. britain's prime minister is facing parliamentary resistance to a strike in an emergency session of the house of commons. they're meeting right now. and france wants to wait until u.n. inspectors finish their job. let's begin our coverage with our senior white house correspondent jim acosta. jim, have things over there hit a snag? >> wolf, you will not hear that publicly from white house officials who say they remain on what they call a compressed time frame for delivering a response to syria and they say intelligence assessment backing up that action will be delivered to the public as soon as today. in the face of more questions from congress and key u.s. allies, the obama administration says it's determined to send what it calls an unambiguous signal, not just to syrian leader bashar al assad but to the world. >> it's also important for our to
. u.s. forces are said to be ready to go, only awaiting president obama's order. the commander in chief has been consulting with allied leaders by phone and now the white house is offering some clues about what the looming strike will and won't entail. our senior white house correspondent jim acosta has the latest information. what are you hearing over there, jim? >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is already discussing options for syria. he continues to line up support up on capitol hill and overseas for what appears to be an inevitable military strike for crossing that red line on chemical weapons, but white house officials are drawing other lines indicating just how far the president is willing to go. as white house state officials say president obama is making progress to use military force against syria, it was the vice president's turn to present the case for action. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> there must be a response. >> reporter: white house press secretary jay
to it, the big decision on syria. president obama says the syrian government attacked its own people with chemical weapons. the president heads to congress to make the case as the u.s. seems to be ramping up, however, one of its key allies, britain is slowing things down. the question is what zp they find? we begin with barbara star at the pebt gone. >> good morning, chris. britain and washington will be releasing details on what it has about assad killing his own people. president obama says he hasn't decided what to do but is determined to hold syria accountable. >> we want the assad regime to understand that, by using chemical weapons on a large scale against your own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you're also creating situation where u.s. national interests are affected and that needs to stop. >> reporter: the president left no doubt who ordered the chemical weapons atacks. >> we've concluded the syrian government in fact carried these out. >> reporter: among the evidence i
to cover every angel of it beginning with dana >>> top obama officials insisted to lawmakers on the thursday night conference call they have no doubt ba sar assad's regime in syria was behind deadly chemical attacks there. secretaries of state, defense and others backed that up by revealing to lawmakers that the u.s. intercepted communications from a high level syrian official, which clearly indicates they were responsible for these weapons, that according to congressman el yol engel who participated in the call. though obama insists no decisions have been made, cnn is also told they privately made clear to lawmakers that chemical weapons in syria is such a threat the u.s. could engage with or without support from great britain. bob corker emerged from briefings thursday announcing support for surgical proportional military strikes, given the evidence of continued use of chemical warfare. bob menendez reaffirmed his support saying a decisive and consequential u.s. response is justified and warranted. . others argued the president still has to come before congress and the amer
against syria in syria. president obama and secretary of state john kerry presenting the evidence making the case for u.s. military action. horrific new video surfacing showing another -- another attack in syria, this time involving a school and an apparent incendiary device. and my interview this hour with senator rand paul. he questions the goals of a strike on syria and says the president should not act without the support of congress. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." the united states government today declaring its high confidence that the u.s. did carry the devastating chemical attacks that killed 1,400 people, more than a third of them children. an intelligence estimate says the u.s. was able to track preparations by syrian chemical weapons personnel and the tomb firing of rockets. president obama today insisted he has not made a final decision on how to respond, but he also made it very, very clear the u.s. is preparing for what he describes as a limited military strike, even if the united s
another gas attack. >> and you find low public support, you find low congressional support. and obama is going to need to contend with. there hasn't been a clear articulation of what we're going to achieve and how we're going to do it. i think once someone stands up and does that, then you can test the support that you'll get. >> michael, thanks for that reasoned analysis. we appreciate it. getting up early, though he's on the east coast. >> thank you. >> that was most recent analysis i've heard in a long time about having an objective as opposed to just sending a signal. >> largely symbolic. >> it feels like we have been forced into it. we'll have mccain on. he's railing against general dempsey, who says, you know, said let's show much reticence to do anything that it emboldens -- in his view, emboldened these guys. all right, coming up, how twitter is learning from some of facebook's ipo mistakes. first, as we head to break, let's check on the national forecast with the weather channel's alex wallace. >> good morning to you. good morning, we're tracking some showers moving from the
obama will present the highest military honor to staff sergeant ty carter. the army says carter killed enemy fighters, risked his own life to save a wounded surgery. carter will be the fifth living recipient of the award for service in iraq or afghanistan. >>> check out a cat getting in trouble. he manages to use his paws. this, i didn't see you there. i'm sorry. let me put that back where it was. cats have so much personality. they often don't get credit for their smartness. >> you should get credit for your cat voice. >> maybe i should look into doing voice overs. >> you don't have enough to do in your day? >> i have free time. >>> when we come back the donald now the defendant in a $40 million lawsuit over his real estate school. is it a scam? we have the details ahead. >>> forget the winners at the mtv music awards. the buzz is all about miley, gaga. everything you need to know about the big show. peace of mind is important when you're running a successful business. so we provide it services you can rely on. with centurylink as your trusted it partner, you'll experience reliable up
as the drumbeat to war with syria gets louder. wall street suffered its worst day since june as the obama administration clearly laid the groundwork for a possible military strike on syria. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> market analyst todd schoenberger is "outfront" with us tonight. thank you for being here. how much of this market drop had to do with what you heard from the vice president and the president and the administration about oil in the region? >> quite a bit because it's a grave concern for everybody at wall street. it was top of mind when we heard about it from biden but now when we're hearing about the war drums that are beating today and we can only anticipate that president obama will be making a decision, probably by tomorrow and even by thursday, clearly there's a lot of uncertainty tonight on wall street. >> looking ahead how high do you t
new york times" that was just posted. "president obama is prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on syria, even with the rejection of such action by britain's parliament and increasingly rest of congress and lacking anden endorsement from the united nations security council." is it legal for the president to strike syria without any kind of u.n., international or congressional backing? >> thank you, chris. let me say that the reason that we worked to send a letter with 54 members of congress, democratic members of congress, to the president, was to indicate first of all our unequivocal condemnation of the use of chemical weapons. i mean, that is something that is unacceptable, and we have to address that in a big way. however, there's no military solution, and in fact, american people deserve to have members of congress come in and debate the evidence, debate should we use force? and if we do use force, what the implications and the ramifications are. >> congresswoman, sorry, let me stop you there. i've heard members of congress talk about debate, consultation. my
. we know that the regime maintains -- large scale. we know that the barak obama maintains use of chemical weapons in syria and uses the rockets that were use today to deliver chemical weapons on august 21st. the opposition does not. we also know that the opposition does not have the capabilities that the syrian regime has. and as i mentioned earlier, we have already had an assessment by the intelligence community with a high degree of confidence that the syrian regime has used on a smaller scale, chemical weapons, in this conflict already. so suggestions that there's any doubt about who's responsible for this are as preposterous as suggestions that the attack itself didn't occur. >> jay carney there making it very clear that they have no doubt and previewing the intelligence assessment that will be declassified sometimes we believe later this week. jerry lee bash served as chief of staff to former secretary of defense and cia director leon panetta in both posts and joins us now. let's go over what the mission is. take us behind the scenes in the war room, we're at the pentagon
and the health care worries and back and forth on the taxes and obama wants more and we are tapering. perfect. just great. >> well, things could be worse -- you could be in india and watching the currency decline by 4% per day. >> you could be in indonesia and watching a similarly currency going down. >> the rupee. >> yes. and that is a fact. >> and the fact is that the dollar buys more rupees than you can see, whoa! any time a major currency moves almost 4% in a day, this is of course, the impact that you would expect of making indian exports cheaper which will benefit us, but a consumer-led economy there where they are trying to bring it in is complicated and then bring in a lot of goods and send them in and back out, and the equity markets there have not been performing well. >> and you are, we have not talked enough about the merging markets. >> well, they have been crushed. when you talked about the taper talk or the okay, what happens when, and forget about when qe ends, because it is not that the merging markets will take et the worst, because all they are built on is cheap money, and
in a strike. do you think that the obama administration could possibly go it alone? >> i think it is becoming increasingly difficult. the momentum seems to be slowing down. if you remember yesterday we were getting records from u.s. officials saying that the train was out of the station, it was too late to dial back, and it was coming and they were talking about it starting today. i can tell you even here we were beginning to make our plans, how we were going to cover the events if suddenly bombs were falling on dadamascus. now, you have the arab league saying it doesn't support military action. the red cross saying it doesn't support it. egypt saying it wouldn't back a military action. the uk labor party wanting to slow things down and have two votes to authorize military strikes. today the administration is supposed to give a briefing about why it believes that chemical weapons were definitively used by the bashar al-assad regime. the longer this goes on i think the less momentum you're going to have and more doubt injected into the process. >> nbc's richard engel for news turkey this morni
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